RTÉ Cór na nÓg

RTÉ Cór na nÓg (RTÉ Children's Choir in English) is an Irish children's choir. The choir is part of RTÉ Performing Groups.[2]

RTÉ Cór na nÓg
RTÉ Cór na nÓg
Background information
OriginDublin, Ireland
Years active1985-present[1]
Associated actsRTÉ Philharmonic Choir


The choir was founded in 1985 by RTÉ choral director Colin Mawby.[2][3] As of 2018, the group had 62 members,[2] with choristers ranging from the ages of 10 to 15.[2] The group has performed at venues such as the National Concert Hall, the National Gallery of Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and the 3Arena.[1] Performances are sometimes made with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.[1] The choir also sometimes appears on RTÉ Television and RTÉ Radio,[1] with some radio work being done on RTÉ lyric fm. The choir have previously appeared on religious programmes on RTÉ One. Recordings have included Gerard Victory's Ultima Rerum, the CD/Video Faith of Our Fathers, Scenes of an Irish Christmas and a CD of Christmas produced for RTÉ lyric fm and the RTÉ Guide in 2005.

The choir have also performed at the Dublin International Organ Festival, various Opera Ireland productions, Opera Theatre Company's Cinderella and the Russian State Ballet's Nutcracker. During 2007 the group had 9 public performances, including one in Dublin Castle for an EBU Radio Assembly [4] and Gustav Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand at the National Basketball Arena.

Every year, there is a large Christmas schedule. There is often at least one television appearance, as well as concerts. The choir host a concert in St. Ann's Church in Dawson Street annually. In 2008 they were the closing act on the Late Late Toy Show.

The choir have received positive reviews from several publications.[5][6]

The choir is part-funded through revenue derived from the licence fee paid by households with televisions in Ireland.

See also


  1. St Matthew Passion (Bach) Program (PDF) (Report). RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. April 2019. p. 10. RTÉ Cór na nÓg is one of Irelands leading children's choirs [..] Since its formation in 1985, the choir has sung in hundreds of events, [..and..] venues such as the National Concert Hall, Christ Church Cathedral and the 3 Arena
  2. "RTÉ Cór na nÓg". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 23 August 2018.
  3. "Plenty to celebrate on the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir's 30th birthday". Irish Times. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. "RTÉ Annual Report 2007" (PDF). RTÉ. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  5. Dick O'Riordan (April 12, 2009). "Sunday Business Post: RTÉ Cór na nÓg Review April 2009". Sunday Business Post. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
  6. "The Irish Times: Review on RTÉ Cór na nÓg". The Irish Times. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
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